BUSI2173_Term Paper Introduction

 Team Research Project • Weight 35% of the final grade • Due no later than 11:00 p.m. on Sunday of Unit 2, 4, 9, and 10 Objectives Upon successful completion of this assignment, students will have achieved the following: • develop experience in working within a team • review a real-world business and its IT challenges • adopt a sound evaluation system and analyze the possible alternatives that could be used to address IT problems. Late Submission Policy • This assignment is subject to the Late Submission penalty policy, namely 5% per day for three days. • This page will close and will not allow further submissions after this Late Submission period has expired. • In the event of an emergency preventing you from submitting within this time frame, special permission must be obtained from your instructor. Documentation substantiating emergency is required. In such a circumstance, if the extension is granted, the professor will reopen the submission function for you on an individual basis. • Please do not email your submissions to your professor, either before or after the due date; all coursework should be submitted through the online course (Moodle). • For time management purposes, students are strongly advised to submit their assignments by the due date above, relative to their local time zone. Late penalties will not be applied until after 8:00 a.m. Atlantic Time the following day. Learning Team Agreement • Weight ungraded • Due no later than 11:00 p.m. on Sunday of Unit 2 Part 1. Team Research Project (Initial Report) • Weight 10% of the final grade • Due no later than 11:00 p.m. on Sunday of Unit 4 Objectives Upon successful completion of this assignment, students will have achieved the following: • analyze the structure of an organization and role of IT, • describe IT systems in an organization, and • evaluate IT system needs in an organization. Brief Description Analyze an organization’s background, governance and leadership structure, competitors, IT operations, and IT challenges. Submission Instructions Organizations today rely heavily on information technology in their daily operations and providing services. In this project, you will select an organization/enterprise according to the theme provided by your instructor, and identify and analyze the information technology being used in that organization/enterprise. At the start of the course, the instructor will elaborate on the theme and also create the teams. For example, the instructor may suggest that you only select an organization within a geographic region or within an industry sector. The project will be completed in two parts. Each part should not be more than 1000 words. Initial part of your report will have the following sections: a) Introduction – Provide a brief introduction to your report and the overall IT topic that you will study. Briefly describe what the organization specializes (We pick Amazon) in terms of providing services or producing goods. b) I only respond an introduction, please write a 150 words introduction. Evaluation and Feedback The Team report will be marked in its entirety out of 100. The following rubric indicates the criteria students are to adhere to, and their relative weights to the assignment overall. Activities/Competencies Demonstrated % of Final Grade 1 Content – The submission must demonstrate solid research and insightful observations. a. Description of the organization /25 b. Description of the IT operations /25 c. Identification of potential challenges insightful and realistic. /25 2 Writing Style and Organization Writing Quality – Writing must be logically organized and free of grammatical and typographical errors. /15 3 References – All references should be cited as per the APA style manual. /10 Total /100  

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